If you’re one of the many thousands who love braving the elements every year to choose exactly the right living tree to grace your home interior at Christmas, that’s a tradition worth embracing. If you like the idea of a tree, but would rather not start the new year vacuuming an abundance of needles that seem to snare into your carpet for months on end, there are lots of options for fake Christmas trees as an alternative to the real thing.
If you choose an artificial Christmas tree, there are arguably benefits both in terms of ease and expense. The main plus points are that fake trees can last for decades, so they work out cheaper than paying for a real tree every year (plus the more expensive range come with a guarantee), and a luxury interior designer will be able to identify the best product to suit your venue.
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Some prefer the ease of a fake tree, but there’s nothing quite like a real Christmas tree. The smell, the look, the time spent foraging around for the perfect specimen. But there are things to think about when choosing one – watering, needle drop, size, colour, scent and in this day and age, sustainability and ecological considerations. A luxury interior designer will be able to advise on the best types of tree and how to decorate it to create a stunning centre piece for any room or entrance hall.
The main three different types are Fir, Spruce and Pine and within each category, there are specific varieties. Within the Fir family, there is the Nordmann, Balsam, Douglas, White, Noble, Canaan and Fraser. Pines include Scots, Eastern White and Lodgepole. Finally, for Spruce, there is Norway, Serbian and Blue. Each one has its own pros and cons, but a top interior designer will know exactly which one to choose to showcase beautiful Christmas decorations and to create a beautifully festive focal point.
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